DTS:X Creator Suite


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DTS:X Content Creator Suite

Modern. Professional. Content Production Solutions.

DTS®is committed to providing world-class tools and delivery solutions to the professionals who bring entire worlds to life for audiences around the globe. With the DTS:X Creator Suite post-production and digital media content professionals can create and deliver rich, immersive soundscapes for the cinema and home.

DTS:X Creator Suite is a comprehensive collection of tools designed to give content creators the freedom to mix and deliver immersive, interactive, object-based DTS audio content for digital cinema, Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and other premium home formats and services.

World-class Workflow

Each tool featured in the DTS:X Creator Suite is designed to work together alongside other tools, allowing for the creation, testing and delivery of immersive audio content through your existing workflow.

Immersive, Object-based Audio Production

The MDA Tools provide an efficient, flexible and scalable solution for professional content production. Based on MDA, a royalty free, open standard audio technology, MDA Tools easily integrate into existing production workflows and professional environments.

Fast and Efficient

The DTS:X Encoder offers a simplified workflow that makes it easy to create full-file and segment-based encodes from a wide range of input formats. Verify DTS bitstreams and edit without the need for an additional encode pass using the DTS:X Bitstream Tools.

Deliver with Confidence

With support for various file types, the DTS:X Media Player is a professional software player that allows professionals to QC DTS encoded audio against video with complete control over the playback including downmix monitoring.

Tools included in the DTS:X Creator Suite

MDA Tools

Create immersive, object-based content with efficient and scalable solutions that seamlessly integrate into existing production workflows and environments. MDA Tools feature full DTS:X ecosystem support.

MDA Tools 2.0 – What’s New

  • Advanced audio and metadata routing architecture
  • New System Delay Compensation feature
  • Object instance metering and connection status indicator
  • Improved faster than real-time offline bitstream export
  • New rendering exception and bed assignment feature

MDA Creator, MDA Renderer Input, and MDA Monitor

These three plug-ins enable immersive, object-based mixing in Avid Pro Tools. MDA Creator features various panning modes, interface views (Dome and Virtual Room) and controls. Mix in a variety of immersive layouts and create and QC MDA and M2X bitstreams directly from within Pro Tools for a full end-to-end immersive content production workflow.

MDA Admin & MDA Control

MDA Control is a stand-alone application that connects directly to MDA Creator using the MDA Admin system. It features full immersive output metering that adapts to any selected immersive speaker layout. Object instances can be grouped and controlled together for an efficient workflow and greater control.

DTS:X Encoder Suite

Encode, modify and verify audio bitstreams prior to multiplexing and authoring. Supporting up to 11.1-channel and object-based encoding of DTS:X for Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and other premium digital media formats, the DTS:X Encoder Suite provides a critical link in delivering immersive audio content for the consumer market.

DTS:X Encoder 1.2.1

Create legacy DTS-HD® Master Audio and next-generation DTS:X Master Audio bitstreams for Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray and other premium home formats. Providing support for up to 11.1 channel-based and object-based encodes, immersive DTS:X content can be produced from a variety of audio source files including PCM WAV, Broadcast WAV, AIF/AIFF or M2X files. In addition, The DTS:X Encoder provides options to save and recall encode settings and efficiently manage bit rates and file size. The included Peak Bitrate Analysis Graph displays detailed, graphical analysis of the DTS bitstream data rate.

DTS:X Bitstream Tools 1.1.1

Save time editing without the need of an additional encode pass, and validate DTS bitstreams. An advanced decode feature provides the ability to output DTS bitstreams as separate mono WAV files per channel layout. The DTS:X Bitstream Tools support MDA and M2X files as well as previously encoded DTS:X and DTS-HD bitstreams.

DTS:X MediaPlayer 1.1.1

Play DTS audio against video prior to final multiplexing and authoring. Supports real-time playback of DTS:X and DTS-HD stream types synchronized with AVC and HEVC video at up to 4K resolutions. Includes native support of MOV and MP4 file formats with frame accurate sync, random access seeking, the ability to monitor legacy downmix modes and interactive dialog options.

DTS® Headphone:X® Monitor – Home Video

Mix immersive content without height speakers, whether mixing in or delivering an immersive audio experience for headphones as DTS Headphone:X. Combine with MDA Creator to create DTS Headphone:X content for Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray.


DTS:X Creator Suite System Requirements

  • MAC OS X 10.9.5 through 10.12
  • Avid Pro Tools 11 HD or 12 HD (MDA and DTS Headphone:X plug-in are AAX Only)
  • Intel i7 based Apple Macintosh computer with 16GB of RAM or more
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 7200 RPM SATA for OS and External Drives (Flash or SSD recommended)
  • iLok USB Device

DTS, the Symbol, DTS and the Symbol together, Headphone:X, and the DTS:X logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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